KENYA BROWN - Monday, December 12, 2016
Tim Ream and Fulham found themselves in a thriller of a game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a quiet weekend for many of the Americans in England.
Wolves 4-4 Fulham
A goal from Floyd Ayité well into stoppage time saw Fulham steal a point from Wolves at the Molineux Stadium in what can only be described as pulsating game.
Tim Ream started for the Cottagers and played most of the game, coming off before the final goal.
The host opened the scoring 22 minutes into the contest when Kortney Hause headed the ball in from a Hélder Costa corner kick.
However, Fulham would hit the next three goals before halftime to take a comfortable lead.
Stefan Johansen would score the team's first in the 32nd minute as he ran into the area to bury a low cross from teammate Ryan Fredricks at the far post.
Ayité scored his first on the day seven minutes later, with Fredricks once again setting up the cross into the area and the Togo international getting his head onto the ball.
Tom Cairney added the third three minutes before the half when he volleyed in his shot just outside the area after a free kick from Johansen.
It seemed like Fulham would walk away with the game, but Wolves fought back and scored three goals of their own in the second half. Matt Doherty scored the first in the 65th minute as he finished off a headed effort from Nouha Dicko.
Ivan Cavaleiro leveled the score in the 74th minute when he ran onto a through ball from Doherty and blasted his shot past Fulham goalkeeper David Button.
The last minutes of the game would be quite interesting as Wolves would retake the lead in the 90th minute when David Edwards scored from an impossible angle after a bicycle attempt from Dicko.
Things seemed done and dusted, but the way the game was going another goal was certainly going to come. Ayité would bag the goal for the Cottagers in the 94th minute as headed it in at the near post.
Fulham sit in 10th place in the Championship standings with 29 points.
DeAndre Yedlin watched from the bench as Newcastle got back into the win column with a 4-0 victory over Birmingham City.
Eric Lichaj started in Nottingham Forest's 3-0 loss to Derby County.
Danny Williams did not dress as he served out his suspension from last weekend's sending off, but Reading secured a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Duane Holmes started and played 66 minutes in Scunthorpe United's 3-2 loss to Rochdale.
Gboly Ariyibi came on in the second half for Chesterfield in their 5-2 loss to Peterborough.